There’s Water On That Thar Moon!

NASA Briefing To Reveal Evidence of Water on the Moon – Lots of It

Reliable sources report that there will be a press conference at NASA HQ at 2:00 pm this Thursday featuring lunar scientist Carle Pieters from Brown University.

The topic of the press briefing will be a paper that will appear in this week’s issue of Science magazine wherein results from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) aboard Chandrayaan-1 will be revealed.

The take home message: there is a lot of water on the Moon.

Water discovered on moon?: “A lot of it actually”

Speculation is rife among space scientists that the quest for water on the moon may have reached a climactic end with the discovery of “a lot of water” by an instrument on board Chandrayaan-I.

A report by the online space news portal, Space Ref, says this discovery, made by the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) on board the Indian mission, will be the subject of a press conference, to be addressed by Carle Pieters, planetary geologist and principal investigator of the instrument, at the NASA headquarters on Thursday.

The Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3), an imaging spectrometer, was one of the 11 instruments on board Chandrayaan-I that came to a premature end on August 29. M3 was aimed at providing the first mineral map of the entire lunar surface.

Hinting at this exciting development, a recent report published by Nature News says: “Results soon to be published… will show detailed spectra confirming that, indeed, the polar regions of the moon are chockfull of water-altered minerals.”

Lunar scientists have for decades contended with the possibility of water repositories. They are now increasingly “confident that the decades-long debate is over,” the report says. “The moon, in fact, has water in all sorts of places; not just locked up in minerals, but scattered throughout the broken-up surface, and, potentially, in blocks or sheets of ice at depth.” The results from the NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter are also “offering a wide array of watery signals.

NASA Expected to Reveal Moon Mineral Mapper Shows A Lot of Water on the Moon

Water on the moon should be used to supply fuel for fuel depots in space to enable colonization and lower cost access to space.

See also:
Report: NASA to confirm presence of water on the moon
Did Chandrayaan find water on Moon’s surface?
Did Chandrayaan-1 confirm ice on the Moon?
LRO, Chandrayaan-1 Team Up For Unique Search for Water Ice
India’s Chandrayaan-1 and NASA join hands to search for water on the moon
Chandrayaan-1 (M3)
Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3
Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Back To The Moon

It’s too bad we can’t send men back to the moon to take advantage of this wonderful discovery because Obama is spending the $50 billion NASA needs to pay back his union buddies. What a corrupt, shameful shame.

/Obama Says, No Moon For You!

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